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Optimization of circular photonic crystal cavities – beyond coupled mode theory

Chang, Derek and Scheuer, Jacob and Yariv, Amnon (2005) Optimization of circular photonic crystal cavities – beyond coupled mode theory. Optics Express, 13 (23). pp. 9272-9279. ISSN 1094-4087.

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We study comprehensively using numerical simulations a new class of resonators, based on a circular photonic crystal reflector. The dependence of the resonator characteristics on the reflector design and parameters is studied in detail. The numerical results are compared to analytic results based on coupled mode theory. High quality factors and small modal volumes are found for a wide variety of design parameters.

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Additional Information:©2005 Optical Society of America Received 27 September 2005; revised 31 October 2005; accepted 31 October 2005. The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation and DARPA. D. Chang acknowledges the support of the SURF program. J. Scheuer acknowledges the support of the Information Science and Technology center at Caltech.
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